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Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)

Maggie Peyton, the new owner of Number 53 - the free-wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own - puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor.

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Maggie Peyton is the new owner of Number 53--the free wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own; she puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor. As a third generation member of a NASCAR family, racing is in Maggie Peyton's blood, but she is forbidden from pursuing her dream by her overprotective father, Ray Peyton, Sr. When Ray Sr. offers Maggie a car as a college graduation present, he takes her to a junkyard to choose one from an assortment of very used cars. Maggie has her eye on an old Nissan, but a certain rusty, banged up '63 VW Bug seems to be clamoring for her attention. To her surprise, Maggie leaves the lot with Herbie. As she prepares to leave town for a position with ESPN News, Maggie discovers that Herbie has a mind of his own--and an alternate route for her future. Written by gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,709,221 (USA) (24 June 2005)

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$66,002,004 (USA) (7 October 2005)
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In 2012, the stock car version of Herbie was part of the Lights Camera NASCAR exhibit in the NASCAR Hall of fame until early 2013. See more »

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When Herbie pops his hubcap off at the beginning of the movie, a crew member's hand can be seen throwing the hubcap off the truck at Crazy Dave. See more »

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Crash: I didn't do that. It was the car.
Maggie Peyton: His name is Herbie.
Crash: That's a ridiculous na...
[as Crash almost said 'name', Herbie's seat ejected and ridded Crash, for his remark. Crash landed into a crowd]
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Referenced in Starz/Encore on Set: Herbie Fully Loaded (2007) See more »

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Walking On Sunshine
Written by Kimberley Rew
Produced by Matthew Gerrard
Performed by Aly & Aj (as Aly & A.J.)
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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Surprisingly agreeable
18 October 2009 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

When I was a kid (long ago), I saw all four "Herbie" movies, and I can remember being kind of underwhelmed by them even at that tender age. In fact, I thought the last two of the original four were really lame. So I made it a point to avoid "Herbie Fully Loaded" when it came out. But it came on television recently, and I decided to give it a chance since I'd be seeing it for free.

I was surprised. Now, I will admit that the movie has its share of flaws. It doesn't explain why Herbie, in the time between the previous movie and this movie went downhill as a racer, and why Herbie had been forgotten by the racing community (and its audience) - you would think a Beetle that kept winning races would be remembered by SOMEONE! I could go on with listing its flaws, but I found its charms outweighed its flaws. For starters, the protagonists are very likable, down to earth and not annoyingly goofy. And Dillon's character of the rival racer was not broad and instead more of a realistic villain.

The special effects are a mix of "old school" effects like the original movies used, mixed in with CGI. I actually found the combination worked, blending with each other well.

I'm not saying that this is a movie to actively seek out... but if you come across it while in a silly mood, I think there's a good chance you'd find it an agreeable way to pass the time.


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